Host Merchant Services Partners with imSMB

(Ping! Zine) – Credit card payment processing firm Host Merchant Services has announced a new strategic partnership with small business web hosting company imSMB to provide merchant accounts and related services to imSMB’s customers. Specific terms of the deal have not been made public, although Host Merchant Services is known for offering the lowest credit card processing rates available and has recently attracted a number of web hosting firms as clients.

imSMB is a unique hosting provider which focuses on delivering turnkey web hosting packages custom website designs to the small and medium sized business (SMB) market. In addition to web hosting services the company also offers complete step-by-step solutions for website design, SEO, training, iPhone development and online marketing. imSMB was founded by web hosting veterans and experts Mark Drake and Steven Woodcock.

Recently, imSMB brought Ben Fisher on board as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Having consulted for dozens of successful hosting companies including iPower, Affinity and, Mr. Fisher was also the co-founder of TechPad Agency and imSMB is one of Mr. Fisher’s latest efforts and builds on his years of experience growing hosting brands and serving the SMB marketplace. According to the company’s executive team, imSMB chose Host Merchant Services for their in depth knowledge of the web hosting industry and compelling rates coupled with unparalleled customer service.

Lou Honick is CEO with Host Merchant Services and described the importance of the new partnership, ”We are extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with IMSMB. Their holistic approach to providing small businesses with high quality online services are an ideal fit for the low cost, highly reliable credit card and electronic payment processing services we offer. IMSMB offers all the tools that small businesses need to build very prosperous enterprises. We are adding to that success by lowering their cost of doing business and increasing the level of service they receive.”

Host Merchant Services has partnered with a fast growing number of high profile web hosting companies to provide the following services:

The ability to accept credit cards, affordably, securely, and reliably.
Design of payment processing solutions which seamlessly improve profitability.
Industry-leading support and services for transactional online customers.
The creation of innovative solutions in payment processing – including e-commerce, wireless, and virtual terminals.
Private label solutions for credit card processing to let partners easily integrate payment processing into their product lines while maintaining control over the customer relationship.

Mr. Fisher described the new partnership and the benefits to SMB customers, ”Small businesses of all types have a strong need to process credit cards – both online and offline. This new relationship with Host Merchant Services allows us to offer industry-leading merchant account services and credit card processing to our customers with a minimum of set up work. Now we have a product that our customers want and can get directly from imSMB. Plus we know that the rates are fantastic and the service will be up to our high standards.” Mr. Fisher concluded, ”Part of our philosophy is to not only promote our partners but to also teach SMB’s how to effectively work with partners like Host Merchant Services.”

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